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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Boccia
Editor(s): Greg Boccia, Lynette James
First Published: 27-07-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:24 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 09-08-2020 / 05:03 GMT

BOSS - Sephiroth

Sephiroth is completely immune to magical damage, so you want to make your magic shortcuts Aeroga and Curaga. It is also highly recommended to have Strike Raid/Sonic Blade, Second Chance, Dodge Roll, MP Rage/Haste, and Leaf Bracer all equipped. Remove any other attack ability and have at maximum one additional Combo Plus so you can finish your combos. Berserk and Critical Plus are great to equip.

As for equipment, anything with Dark Resistance will help but don't sacrifice Defense for Dark Resistance. Use Ultima Weapon Keyblade or Divine Rose, whichever you have. Lastly, put an Elixir in every item slot.

Sephiroth summons three large pillars of fire (left). Finish a combo or he'll teleport and slash you (right).

The battle itself is in three stages and changes when Sephiroth loses 600 health. The initial phase has Sephiroth using slashes and an ability called Stigma, where he summons pillars of fire around himself. You can time your strikes on Sephiroth by leaping and swinging when he rushes at you, but it might be better to just use Aeroga and constantly Guard if you aren't good with the timing. When you do get a combo in you'll want to reach the Combo Finish or else he will teleport and slash you, to which you should Dodge Roll.

After you deal 300 points of damage you'll start to see Sephiroth attacking a little faster instead of just walking around. If you are having trouble, use Strike Raid repeatedly to quickly burn through Sephiroth's health and remain immune.

After taking away his first two health bars, Sephiroth will integrate a new attack into his pattern, Heartless Angel. You'll know you enter this phase because it's his first attack and he calls it out, "Descend, Heartless Angel" after he teleports to the other end of the arena. Here you'll need to hit him quickly. If you fail to hit Sephiroth either by using Strike Raid or Supergliding over to him, you'll be reduced to 1 HP and 0 MP. This is usually followed by a teleport slash and you're dead, so break this up!

Sephorith prepares to use his Heartless Angel attack (left), which will leave Sora hurting (right) if not stopped.

During this phase it's best to just stay in the center of arena and wait for Heartless Angel since it's easy to get a good combo off on Sephiroth. If you have trouble with this, work on timing an Elixir as soon as you get hit with Heartless Angel and you'll back in the fight. In addition, Sephiroth uses Omnislash. With Leaf Bracer equipped you can cast Curaga to heal as he hits you if you can't dodge. Like the first phase, Strike Raid or Sonic Blade work well but also use a lot of MP.

Sephiroth does not let up as he teleports around and slashes Sora multiple times with Omnislash.

When you deal another 600 points of damage, Sephiroth will be at his yellow health bar and start his third phase by casting Supernova. It is possible to dodge the meteors and the final hit which can be lethal, but it is once again best to use Strike Raid just before the hit so you are invincible, then immediately start damage on Sephiroth once he is no longer invincible. He also starts using Shadow Flare, conjuring orbs of darkness around himself that hurt and break up your combos.

Supernova (left) and Shadow Flare (right) are more attacks with moving parts you need to worry about as you get closer to defeating Sephiroth.

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One-Winged Angel

Defeat Sephiroth in the Platinum Match at Olympus Coliseum.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS3, PS4
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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Follow the adventures of a young boy, Sora, who joins the fight against the Heartless, unknown creatures of Darkness, who invade his homeland and separate him from his friends. He is given the Keyblade, a legendary weapon giving the wielder power to fight off the Heartless. Along the way, he is joined by a cast of well-loved characters and some very well-known places. Final Fantasy and Disney collide in a surprisingly powerful and memorable story.

Our guide charts the entire games of Kingdom Hearts and Chain of Memories and includes:

  • A complete walkthrough covering both games from start to finish
  • All items, stickers and other collectibles found
  • Full coverage of the Coliseum and how to defeat the hardest bosses
  • Mini games and much, much more.

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